The Wassa East District Assembly Youth Parliament has been inaugurated in a colourful ceremony at Daboase in the Western Region with high hopes from the youth to contribute to the development of the District.
The Youth Parliament concept is an initiative by the National Youth Authority (NYA) to provide a single formalized Youth structure at the MMDA’s, Regional and National levels for the Youth to deliberate on matters of importance to the Youth development.
Speaking under the theme “The Role of the Youth Towards Peaceful Elections” Ms. Yvonne Newton, a Director at the Western Regional Directorate of the National Youth Authority said instead of using the energy of the youth to intimidate and cause violence rather their energies must be used in promoting peace before and after the 2020 general elections, adding that youth parliament is non-partisan. According to her, the idea of the youth parliament is to create in the youth a high sense of nationalism in order to bring out the rich idea in them for the development of their respective MMDA’s For His part the District Coordinating Director for Wassa East, Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Boffour who represented the Chief Executive, expressed his optimism in the youth of the District and called on them to take advantage of the many government policies and programmes initiated to develop themselves. He said the youth parliament concept is geared towards preparing the youth for future leadership In view of this, the Director advised the youth parliament of Wassa East District to contribute to decision making process rather than destroying the gains already made and also sensitize their community members on peaceful elections The Speaker of the Wassa East District Youth Parliament, Hon. Amos Adjei who also doubles as the Assembly Member for Essaman Electoral Area, said he is looking forward for a cordial working relationship between the youth parliament and the District Assembly for the desired development in the area. The inaugural ceremony of the Wassa East Youth Parliament was graced by officials from Peace Council, NCCE, Centre for National Culture and Heads of Decentralised Department.
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